Our 7 Favorite HBO Shows…Ever

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September 19, 2011 ‐ By

As a young professional still trying to get adjusted to adult bills and responsibilities, I find myself forgoing the things I used to bug my parents about getting because well, I can’t afford it. One of those things includes cable. But when I talk to a lot of people about the necessity of having cable, they usually say they can go without most channels, but they’d kill to have and keep HBO. When I was living at home and going to school I had access to HBO shows, and when I didn’t, I was watching syndicated episodes of their hit programs or streaming old episodes from online and YouTube like a fiend. And I must say, I would much rather watch the old episodes of HBO shows rather than the new…anything, that’s on television right now. So with that, here’s a list of seven of the “dopest” shows I’ve ever seen on HBO. These lists are always debatable, so feel free to add some of your own in the comment section.

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  • omar corral

    True blood? smh and six feet under almost brought me to tears mane can’t believe u left it out

  • DG

    Ouch. I totally respect your opinion on this matter but I seriously thought Boardwalk Empire would be a given on any list talking about the best HBO shows. Season 1 was absolutely incredible; it had excellent characters that had very complex qualities to them which made for a great character driven show with the beautiful writing and direction. Season 2 made season 1 look like a pile of steaming turds, it took the show to a whole different level of amazing. Absolutely phenominal show, check it out!

  • Dahead

    where the heck are Entourage and Da Ali G Show?

  • Dahead

    where are Entourage and Da Ali G Show.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LYJGWDUK266CIB77TA5G3WABGY Choc

    Watched the complete season of The Wire on hbogo.com on my vacation amazing as if it was my first time watching it. Best series hands down! I love me some TrueBlood and Curb Your Enthusuiasm keep me rolling I got rid of my Cinemax beacuse I was only watching HBO.

  • Guest

    The only shows that I have watched and I LOVE them all are Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Def Comedy Jam, The Comeback, and Summer Heights High. I really need to watch The Wire though…I have never seen an episode. I think I need to find Six Feet Under too. 

  • Guest

    The only shows that I have watched and I LOVE them all are Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Def Comedy Jam, The Comeback, and Summer Heights High. I really need to watch The Wire though…I have never seen an episode. I think I need to find Six Feet Under too. 

  • Guest

    The only shows that I have watched and I LOVE them all are Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Def Comedy Jam, The Comeback, and Summer Heights High. I really need to watch The Wire though…I have never seen an episode. I think I need to find Six Feet Under too. 

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  • http://twitter.com/dondada999 Don

    Wire was the best ever!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PNG3DVFSGPP65XJXFZC25D3JRU Lan

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PNG3DVFSGPP65XJXFZC25D3JRU Lan

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  • SelinaaWozz

    Another restaurant cliaimed to use fresh
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  • Rakesh

    I like the show ‘what about the bob’ with the man from gohst busters. It is laughible

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PNG3DVFSGPP65XJXFZC25D3JRU Lan

      Another restaurant cliaimed to use fresh mozz arella cheese,where it’s dishes were actually made with economy cheddar.the “fresh pasta”advertieshed on another meau tumed out to be frozen.–Agedate. ℃⊙M–a nice and free place for younger women and older men,or older women and younger men,to interact with each other.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PNG3DVFSGPP65XJXFZC25D3JRU Lan

      Another restaurant cliaimed to use fresh mozz arella cheese,where it’s dishes were actually made with economy cheddar.the “fresh pasta”advertieshed on another meau tumed out to be frozen.–Agedate. ℃⊙M–a nice and free place for younger women and older men,or older women and younger men,to interact with each other.

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  • bhm1304

    This list forgot "Deadwood"; why David Milch decided to walk away is a question that still hasn't been answered, "The Larry Sanders Show"; which makes "30 Rock" look like the little leagues, and "Game of Thrones"; unlike any other show attempted on television in at least 20 years which looks better than any fantasy ever done on television with brilliant writing and casting. Those three shows have to be on any top 10, as does "Oz". At least you didn't include "Entourage"….HBO's been around a while and "True Blood" and "Sex and the City" don't belong anywhere near Top 10.

  • Ale

    SIX FEET UNDER

  • Kate

    No Six Feet Under, Rome, Deadwood, etc? Oz as an after thought? But yes to SATC? And True Blood? Why not just throw in John From Cincinnati too? Awful list.

  • kevin

    six feet under was probably the best and yet lost on this list

  • http://allen.mcdonald@gmail.com al

    you left off Six Feet Under WTF?

  • Anonymous

    No "Deadwood"? WTF?

    • not named

      thank you

  • bamatide

    HELLO WHAT ABOUT BOARDWALK EMPIRE AND GAME OF THRONES

  • M.L.

    Curb is 1 of the best Larry is a fool

  • sharon

    The Wire! PERIOD!!! and not just because I'm from Baltimore, where it was based. The writing was superb and the acting outstanding. I wish it could return!!

  • Sandy

    Entourage and Spartacus is NOT HBO

    • Emelie

      Entourgae was on HBO

  • Sandy

    Also Game of thrones is off the hook!

  • Robin

    Sorry! Get A Life was on Fox. My bad!

  • Robin

    Get A Life is a classic. It's an older series from the 90's.

  • bishop

    Wire is the best and a classic that stands out amongst classics!!

    Boardwalk Empire is great too!!..Watched season 1..For all you Wire fans, yo boy Omar is in boardwalk empire, albeit as a different character…When does season 2 start? You're welcome HBO, I just put a plug in for your show…lol

  • Miki

    i love boardwalk empire

  • chriswillnever

    Boardwalk empire is a good show too tho..but love love love the wire..Omar died crazy is hell never expected that

  • Shell

    There was a show on HBO called "The Corner"..it was more of a mini-series than a full on episodic show…it was fantastic!! non the less….

    • Nicole

      oh my gosh that mini-series was amazing! i was absolutely hooked to it.

    • cee

      I loved "The Corner" also…

  • yadi

    Treme and The Wire…classics!

    • Guest

      Treme is garbage! I tried to give it a chance. It is too slow and the character development is poor. I sat thru the first season where it left with a little something to look forward to but after this recent season, IM DONE! IF Treme comes back for a season 3, I definetly won't.

  • Ashley

    True Blood is the best!!

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  • Deeana

    True Blood! I've missed the last season because my camus doesn't have HBO X(
    But I will!!! XD

  • PA-TX

    LOVED all of these shows! And Six Feet Under with its creepy quirkiness. I wish Nurse Jackie was on HBO (not Showtime). Edie Falco is awesome in this character!

  • Prissy

    I absolutely HATE "True Blood"… I can't get into vampires and that garb.. But I do LOVE "Entourage", "Treme", "Oz", and Big Love".. "Big Love" let me take a look at those Mormon , polygamist people in another light. I still think they are weird, but the show was a good representation of what those families go through.

  • Sam

    oh yeah, you forgot Entourage. if S & C makes the list, so does this show. Love Ari.

  • Sam

    ABSOLUTELY!!!!! Easily the best show of the list…i would even argue, best show ever.

  • Simone

    The Wire was the best!

  • IllyPhilly

    The Wire need to retroactively win an Emmy, NAACP, People's Choice, Oscar, Grammy, ALL Awards for Great TV and Media, and life in general.

    • Lachellz

      IllyPhilly, I agree!!!

    • yadi

      cosign…